April 9, 2014

Kottayam (Boys) & Kozhikode (Girls) win 1st St Joseph's ABCA All Kerala Junior Basketball Tournament

The Amateur Basketball Coaches Association of Kerala (ABCA) organized the 1st ever St. Joseph's ABCA All Kerala Junior Basketball Tournament for boys and girls from April 5-7 at the Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara, Ernakulam. Kottayam (Boys) and Kozhikode (Girls) won their respective finals on Monday, April 7, to lift the inaugural trophies.

Kottayam defeated Thiruvanathapuram 67-58 in the Boys' Final, despite a game-high 20 points by Prem Prakash for the losing side. In the Girls' game, Kozhikode completely dominated Kottayam for an easy 34-16 win.

Sugeeth Nath of Kottayam (Boys) and experienced youngster Elizabeth Hilarious of Kozhikode (Girls) were named the Best Players of the tournament. Amal Anto of Thiruvanthapuram (Boys) and rising star Poojamol KS of Kottayam (Girls) were named the Most Promising players of the tournament.

The winners in both sections received Rs. 5000 cash prize while the runners-up were handed Rs. 3000 each.

Ernakulum (Boys) and Kollam (Girls) finished at third place for their sections.